All of Scotland’s geological societies, and the Northwest Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark, offer winter programmes of lectures. These are usually open to non-members, with a mix of in-person and online events, often recorded for later viewing. Something for everyone, wherever you are! Follow the links below to find out more …
Edinburgh Geological Society programme of illustrated lectures runs from October to Easter, on Wednesday evenings. These meetings are open to the public, there is no charge, and visitors are most welcome. Lectures take place in-person in the Grant Institute, School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh and are also usually broadcast on zoom.
More details – https://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/lectures/
Geological Society of Glasgow programme runs from October to April, usually in the Boyd Orr Building of the University of Glasgow. The society aims to make a quality recording of each lecture but in order to maximise in-person attendence and minimise the technology issues, they do not offer a live video link to the lectures. Visitors are welcome to attend. You will be made most welcome and at the social session following the lecture you can talk to the lecturer and meet society members.
More details – https://geologyglasgow.org.uk/events/category/lectures/
Aberdeen Geological Society offers a programme of lectures, usually in-person in the Meston Building, Kings College, University of Aberdeen, at 6:30pm. Join us from 5:30pm for tea and coffee at the University Library cafe. Any non-member wishing to attend will be made welcome but should contact the Secretary first to ensure dates and timing are unaltered.
More details – https://www.aberdeengeolsoc.org.uk/lectures/
The North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark organises Geoheritage Festival Winter Talks, with popular monthly online lectures. They are also establishing a new Geology Group hosting various events such as classroom discussions and field trips. The club will be based in Ullapool and will explore the local area.
More details of planned activities – https://www.nwhgeopark.com/events/list/